Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)

Approved Abbreviation: BBus(E&F)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2506.2

CRICOS Code: 041015J

Course Status: INACTIVE
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The popular double major in Economics and Finance involves a comprehensive program in the three complementary fields of economics, finance, and applied economic and financial modelling. The program is constructed to provide general skills in economics along with specific core expertise in financial management and financial economics. This knowledge can be used in all areas of banking and finance, investment and funds management, government, industry and the service sector. The course includes eight free electives that can be used to complete any other eight-unit major offered by the School of Economics and Finance or by any other school at UWS.

Study Mode
Three years full-time and six years part-time at Campbelltown (some classes at Parramatta may be necessary) and Parramatta.

Course Advice

Dr John


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

The Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) fulfils the educational requirements for admission as an Associate (A Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Associate membership with Finsia also requires that the applicant is working in the financial services industry.


UAI or mature-age entry through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

HSC English standard and 2 unit Mathematics.

International applicants should contact International Office for details on admission.

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Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Electives within the sequence may be used towards obtaining an approved major or sub-major for this award.

Students who do not complete all prescribed units in the key program but gain 240 credit points at appropriate levels in the three year degree, will be awarded the generic Bachelor of Business without a key study area.

Recommended Full-time Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

200047.1Australia and the Global Economy
200048.2Financial Institutions and Markets
200103.1Accounting Reports and Decisions

Spring session

200488.3Corporate Financial Management

And two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

200051.1Macroeconomic Analysis
200052.4Introduction to Economic Methods
200055.4International Finance

And one elective

Spring session

200053.3Economic Modelling
200056.1Microeconomic Analysis
200057.3Investment Management

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200058.1Industry Economics and Policy

One of the following three units:

200054.2Applied Econometrics
200064.2History of Economic Thought
200065.2Political Economy

And two electives

Spring session

200059.2Financial Economics

Students may complete 200055 International Finance in lieu of 200059 Financial Economics

200060.1Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

Students may complete 200055 International Finance in lieu of 200059 Financial Economics

Students may complete 200055 International Finance in lieu of 200059 Financial Economics

And two electives


S21003.1Financial Management
S21004.1Economic Policy

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points). Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Refer to the Unit Set Index.

Handbook Unit Set Index

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR in the Unit Sets section under Enrolment.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)

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